Christmas Play for Kids
A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?
Cast Size: 35+
Themes: Teamwork, Holiday, Acceptance
I loved the “real show” feel
We had a great time rehearsing and performing The Week After Christmas. I loved the “real show” feel to the scope and sequence of scenes, the dialogue, and the music in your shows! “Being Rudolph” was particularly beautiful and I couldn’t get it out of my head for weeks.
Barbara M. – Hartford Central School (Hartford, NY)
The show was amazing! It was so well written and the music was brilliant.
Our audiences raved about it. Our students enjoyed every minute!
Deborah M. – Bermuda High School for Girls (Paget, Bermuda)
The play was a huge success!
All the kids had a great time, and their only complaint was that the show didn’t last longer! The audience laughed in all the right places, and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. Thanks so much for such a cute script to work with.
Sarah M. – The Hebron Playhouse (Hebron, KY)
The show was fantastic!!!
We got wonderful praise and comments from our entire audience! The students really enjoyed your play and worked so hard to do their best!
Elyse W. – Champion School (Champion, AB, Canada)
I loved directing ‘Twas the Week After Christmas
It was charming and easy to produce and everyone loved it!!
Stacey S. – Theater Plus! (Whitman, MA)
Below is an excerpt from the first scene of the show:
(When the Prologue begins, the ELVES and the REINDEER slowly drag themselves on stage, obviously very tired. The ELVES are cleaning up the workshop, falling asleep on brooms, trying to stay awake. The REINDEER are hobbling around, feeling sore and achey. The ELVES stick to their side of the stage, and the REINDEER stick to their side of the stage.)
(SANTA is asleep on a chair. MRS. CLAUS is putting a blanket over him, looking disappointingly at the ELVES and REINDEER.)
’Twas the week after Christmas
Every window still frosted
But the elves and the reindeer
Were completely exhausted
You see things were quite rough
This past Christmas season
And it all boiled down
To this one single reason
The elves felt the reindeer
Got all the attention
The reindeer thought elves
Were too useless to mention
This caused lots of tension
This feeling of spite
Which made for a difficult
Christmas Eve night
Sure gifts were delivered
Santa came and he went
But the completion rate?
A mere sixty percent!
That’s why all the elves
In all their frustration
Let’s take a vacation!”
“I know just the place…
The tropical sort!”
And she gave them a flyer
To a nice calm resort
So this sets the scene
For this story of laughter
Not the night before Christmas,
But instead…The week after!
This musical has over 30 speaking and singing parts. If working with a smaller cast, the “Reindeer” and the “2nd-Tier Reindeer” can be played by the same actors.
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Every Beat by Beat musical comes with a Production Kit that provides everything you need at one simple, affordable price.
You’ll find the cost of our Production Kits to be half the price of other large musical theatre publishers. Plus, we never charge extra for the things you really want (license to video record, license to make copies, logos, etc.) It’s all included.
The Production Kit includes:
The script the actors use. Clear, simple and professionally formatted to help give your actors a true theatre experience. The vocal sheet music is seamlessly integrated into the script to make your rehearsals run without a hitch. (PDF Download)
A comprehensive guide to casting, sets, props and costumes. Plus the entire script with embedded notes on directing, choreography and music cues throughout. On the bottom of each page is a blank stage template for you to keep track of your blocking. (PDF Download)
Professionally arranged Piano-Vocal Sheet music of the entire show in an easy to read format with script cues. Perfectly matches the Accompaniment Recordings. (PDF Download)
Attract audiences and sponsors with professional logos on posters, programs, handbills, and advertising. Show logos are provided in multiple digital formats. You’re allowed to use them in any way you wish, including on cast t-shirts! (JPEG and PNG Download)
The vocal recordings let your actors enjoy learning, practicing and perfecting the show’s songs with professional New York City performers as their guide. This allows your actors to arrive at rehearsals fully prepared. (MP3 Download and free CD Shipment for U.S. Customers only)
Also known as backing or karaoke tracks. All the instrumental music that actors can perform along with during the show. Professionally orchestrated to sound just like a Broadway orchestra. Includes sounds effects and scene change music. Music Cues in the Director Book tell you when to press “play”. (MP3 Download and free CD Shipment for U.S. Customers only)
No more wondering, “Did I order enough scripts for everyone?” The Copy License gives you the flexibility to copy and print as many scripts as you need for your entire cast and crew throughout the duration of your production. (PDF Download)
Video Recording License
The video recording license takes the “worry” out of turning your stage production into sharable videos. You can legally video record your production, upload it to YouTube, or share it with your cast – so long as it’s being used for non-commercial purposes. (PDF Download)
The materials above are provided conveniently via digital download within 24 hours of payment. The Accompaniment CD and Vocal CD are shipped free and will arrive within 5-7 business days (to U.S. residents only).
Click “Order Production Kit” below to start the simple 2-step process. You could receive your materials tonight and start rehearsals tomorrow! Huzzah!
Production Kit: only $249
Includes unlimited performing rights for a 1-year period.
Production Kit: only $249
Performance Royalty: $70/per performance
International orders are welcome! Since we create all of our shows in-house, we have no restrictions on what countries can perform the material.
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